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[February 20 2009] Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: Six Decades Of What Could Only Be Described As 'Anti-Americanism' - The Whats And Whys Of 'Where Did I Go Wrong?'

Published February 20, 2009

In The News: A 'Star' is born... Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits Indonesia... appears on a popular TV show with friendly words for the Muslim world and the Peace Corp for Indonesia. Onward! Whatta Trouper! She's already in China, where her whirlwind tour of Asia ends.

Meanwhile, North Korea thinks it's being set up for a war under the guise of Clinton's Asian diplomacy.

He MAY NOT be "The Boss" - Vice president Joe Biden swears in Leon Panetta after a secret swearing-in(natch!) last week. The objections that had been raised about his experience (which isn't entirely true. His resume shows his military experience as mid-level MilInt.)have been ameliorated by the continued presence of the previous Deputy Director, Steven Kappes.

"Panetta also pledged to work "very closely" with Dennis Blair, the new Director Of National Intelligence (DNI),"

One of our secret airbases in tribal Pakistan has had it's cover blown [Pakistani Ex-Pat news source], and becomes a PR problem for the Pakistani government who claimed they weren't involved. Pakistan could unravel. on a similar note, our airbase in Kyrgyzstan is history (The State Department and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates say it doesn't matter), and this open letter @ Juan Cole's Informed Comment points to the murderous idiocy of the educational-military complex targeting practices for the drones refueled at that particular Pakistani airbase, and executed by a glorified video-gamer working out of Silicon Systems in Grass Valley California or elsewhere over a cup of coffee and donuts.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Haidar: Bin Laden is not, either, Hiding Out in Shiite Parachinar

Murtaza Haidar shares with IC his letter to the editor of the MIT International Review

[pdf] Gillespie et al. Finding Osama Bin Laden : An application of biogeographic theories and satellite imagery. MIT International Review. Feb 17, 2009.

Dear Editors and founders of the MIT International Review:

Professors Gillespie et al. while writing in MIT International Review have not only identified Parachinar, the town where Osama Bin Laden may have been hiding, but they have also pinpointed the three buildings that they think are likely to be Bin Laden's hideout. Since I am from the Northwest Frontier Province, I find it a little odd that Osama may be hiding in the only Shiite majority town in the entire tribal region of Pakistan.

The geography professors at UCLA may have used spatial analysis to determine the probable hideout of Osama; they certainly overlooked history and anthropology, which would have explained the gory sectarian rivalries between the Shiites of Parachinar and the Sunni supporters of Osama bin Laden. This is yet another example of technical analysis devoid of any understanding of the local socio-cultural and political contexts.

Parachinar is a small town of approximately 20,000 individuals, who are almost exclusively Shiites and belong to Turi and Bangash tribes. The Sunni tribesmen from North Waziristan agency along with other militants from Arab countries and the Caucasus have been attacking the Shiites over the past two years, which has resulted in the death of hundreds of Shiites. In addition, since the Sunni tribesmen control the ground access to Parachinar from Peshawar, the supply of food, medicines, and other necessities to Parachinar have been interrupted for months, forcing the doctors to operate without anesthesia. The power and water supply, which have been restored only recently, also remained suspended.

I find it hard to believe that after having hundreds, if not thousands, of Shiites murdered by the followers of Osama bin Laden, the Shiites of Parachinar would like to aid and abet Osama bin Laden.

It is sad to see that the press in North America has largely ignored this tragedy that has been unfolding in Parachinar over the past two years. It took faculty and students from UCLA to put Parachinar on the map, but only for the wrong reasons... [In Full]

Republican governors are talking about refusing the federal bailout money due to too many restrictions on it's usage... such as the requirement to pay prevailing wages. Their argument is based on the 10th Amendment... Commonly know as the 'States Rights' amendment.
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